Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: April 12, 2024 @ 9:13 am


Carotene, Serum Total

  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Red Top
  • 3 mL (Min:0.6 mL) Serum . Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Critical Frozen
  • Fasting Specimen is Preferred
  • Separate aliquot required for each frozen test ordered
  • Protect from light immediately after collection and during storage and shipment
Rejection Criteria:
  • Hemolyzed specimens
  • Icteric specimen
  • Must be protected from light as soon as collected
Stability:Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 4 Hour(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Spectrophotometry
Performed:Monday, Thursday, Saturday
Reported:3-6 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 82380
  • 91048 - CAROTENE, SERUM
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